Helped our street grow stronger
Last year’s community garden of the year transformed its neighbourhood in more ways than one.
Volunteers at Tay View Community Garden turned a derelict inner-city site into an amazing resource.
The garden, overlooking the River Tay in Dundee, has cultivated terraces where locals grow fruit and veg. It has a pond and biodiversity area stocked with interesting creatures by the children at nearby Wallacetown nursery.
It is a teaching resource for schools and pedestrians and cyclists use it as a pleasant shortcut to avoid a dangerous junction. The area has seen a reduction in litter and anti-social behaviour because of the project.
There is an orchard, seating and an art wall where graffiti artists and school children can paint. Glebelands Primary School even created a totem pole for it.
Stuart Fairweather, who entered Cultivation Street, said: “The impact is felt by all who pass through it.
“The gardeners are a mixed bunch, growing crops they use to create dishes from their own cultures to share.
“Fruit, veg, wildlife and art all come together in this thriving garden.”